VX-3 6.5-20X50 LRT Revews

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by H2OFUZZ, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    I just got this scope for my 7 STW. You guy got any revews on it for me. Thanks in advance
     
  2. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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    Great buy for the money. Has more MOA built into it than the MK4 Tactical and from what I have seen in mine I like the glass a bit better. I have two of those and one of the 8.5X25X50's and a MK4 Tactical and really like them all. I also have the NF 5.5X22X50NXS and for my eyes their every bit as good and maybe a bit better under certain conditions. Knobs work fine although a bit on the tall side.
    I did have problems with one of the 6.5X20's and I don't know what happened but when I went to screw off the cap on the top turret it screwed right out of the scope. It's going to have to go back and get repaired but that is not a biggie. I think it was caused by my being a bit heavy handed and shooting while wearing gloves. I'm going to also see if Leupold can install the TM1 reticule and maybe the shorter M1 knobs on it when it goes back. Other than that its a great scope for the money.
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    I have that scope on a 240 wby and have a lot of kills beyond 600 yards with it and several not so far.
     
  4. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    very good scope we use several leupolds
    Send it back to the custom shop and have a turret on it you willl not regrete it
    either the m1 or the cds.
    What reticle does it have in it?
    retiredcpo
     
  5. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    you should be very happy with that
    take it out and shoot it to figure out exactly where the reticle hits and work up a drop chart
    the only thing we did not like about thoses turrest are the caps
    I prefer the m1 turretrs but they both work fine.
    we really love our leupolds
    retiredcpo
     
  7. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    Also i have the standard Leupold Dove tail 30mm rings and basses. Will they work or should i get the M1 Basses and rings?
     
  8. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    what type of a gun is this going on?
    How far are you wanting shoot? If you are wanting to get out to around 1000 yards you will probably need a moa base
    the rings/base you have are they the type with the screw in the
    back on both sides?(these are junk)
    I prefer the weaver style of rings and bases preaty solid
    I really like my seekings
     
  9. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    Its on a custom. M70 long action. I have some standard weaver rings I just have never been a fan of them
     
  10. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I also like the warne rings and bases I have a set on my 300wsm
    work real good
    pick something that bolts up solid
     
  11. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    Also this will be a 1000yd gun. I do have enough elevation on my turrets to get me out to about 1300
     
  12. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    do you shoot factory or reloads?
    best I can guess you will need about 22 moa to get you to 1000 yards so you might make it with out a moa base
     
  13. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    If you are setting this up for a long range gun I would go with good rings and bases
    for this I prefer seekins but that just me there are plenty others out there.
    For that far out I would get a 20 moa base
    retiredcpo